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Can Personalized Medicine Help with Infertility? Yes, in Time

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Can Personalized Medicine Help with Infertility? Yes, in Time Much has been written about how personalized medicine – also known as “precision medicine” – may improve treatment for serious health conditions including cancer, heart disease and auto-immune disease. Based on an individual’s genetic makeup (and more) it may be described simply as “delivering the right […]

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There Are Many Different Paths Forward for LGBTQ Family Building!

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There Are Many Different Paths Forward for LGBTQ Family Building! Wanting to have children is a desire that transcends diverse backgrounds: partnered, single, gay, lesbian and transgender. And, today, advanced reproductive technology (ART) helps many attain that dream. For gay male couples, approaches include donor eggs, in vitro fertilization and surrogacy while lesbian couples might […]

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Egg Freezing – What You Need to Know

Most people don’t know what is involved in egg freezing. Before pursuing this path to a delayed pregnancy, consider a discussion with a fertility expert. Egg freezing seems like the hottest fertility topic around right now. It’s hard to miss all the coverage on elective egg freezing events, trendy pop-ups and “should you or shouldn’t […]

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Your TOP IVF Questions – Answered

Your TOP IVF Questions – Answered! As the most commonly performed assisted reproductive technology (ART) used worldwide by couples trying to have a baby, it is not surprising there are lots and lots of questions about in vitro fertilization (IVF)! We’ve selected the top questions asked on-line, to answer: What is IVF treatment and how […]

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Infertility Coverage is Becoming an Important Employee Benefit

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Infertility Coverage is Becoming an Important Employee Benefit A number of employers have discovered that including robust infertility coverage in their health benefits package can help attract and retain employees. Fertility Uncovered is this year’s theme for National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW, April 21-28). One of the primary goals for the week is to inform […]

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How is IVF Done—Step by Step?

How is IVF Done—Step by Step? In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the most effective, commonly performed and final infertility treatment in the world. Still, unless you have actually gone through it, most people don’t actually know what’s involved with the steps involved with this assisted reproductive technology (ART). You can consider this your introductory guide. […]

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Gestational Carrier Arrangements – What You Need to Know

A gestational-carrier arrangement occurs when intended parents (or donors) supply the egg & sperm but a non-related person carries the pregnancy. There are many different reasons why you and your partner may be dealing with infertility. Fortunately, there are also many assisted reproductive technologies (ART) now available to help you reach the goal of having […]

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What You Need To Know About Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

What is recurrent pregnancy loss and what can be done about it? Nearly 10-25% of pregnancies may end with a miscarriage. In addition to the grief from such a loss, many women and their partners wonder if they will still be able to have a successful pregnancy and deliver a healthy baby afterward. They also […]

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Can Fibroids Affect Your Fertility?

So many different factors can play a role in affecting your ability to get pregnant and deliver a healthy baby. One potential factor which affects about 20-50% of women of reproductive age and 50–80% of African-American women is uterine fibroids. They are a common condition and often run in families. If your mother had fibroids, […]

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Yes, Weight Matters to Your Fertility and Infertility Treatment

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Yes, Weight Matters to Your Fertility and Infertility Treatment Medical conditions are often covered on tv shows and in movies; given their often large audiences, it’s especially important to get the facts right. A recent episode of the popular tv show “This is Us” recently tackled the topic of whether being overweight or obese negatively affects […]

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Why Infertility Treatment Should be a Covered Benefit

Infertility is a disease and deserves to be covered by health insurance like other medical conditions. There are compelling business and social reasons to support this case. “Infertility is a disease of the reproductive system that impairs the body’s ability to perform the basic function of reproduction.”  That’s what the American Society for Reproductive Medicine […]

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The Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Infertility

The Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Infertility Going to see an infertility specialist can be both daunting and give you hope. You may be entering a world that calls for learning new medical terms and about diagnostic tests you’ve never heard of. And, if discussing different treatment options such as in vitro […]

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